Industrialist Mahima Mishra surrenders before Odisha court

Jagatsinghpur: Industrialist and Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL) managing director Mahimananda Mishra aka Mahima Mishra, who was out on bail granted by the Orissa High Court, today surrendered before the court of JMFC, Kujang in Jagatsinghpur district, following which he was sent to the Samagol jail here.

Mishra’s surrender comes a day after the Supreme Court junked the bail granted to him by the Orissa High Court. The Odisha government had moved the apex court seeking scrapping of the bail granted to Mishra by the lower court.

“Having regard to the totality of the facts and circumstances of the case, the impugned judgment of the High Court granting an order of bail in favour of respondent Mahimananda Mishra herein is liable to be set aside. The respondent be taken into custody forthwith,” the Supreme Court had said.

Notably, the High Court had on July 16 granted Mishra conditional bail in two cases. The bail was granted in connection with Press Chhak bomb hurling and Paradeep Tarinigada firing cases against two sureties of Rs 1 lakh each.

On September 21, 2013, some miscreants had opened fire and hurled bombs at lawyer Abhay Bhatt near Press Chhak in Cuttack. Similarly, in May, 2016, miscreants had opened fire at two youths at Tarinigada in Paradip. The OSL chief was arrested and sent to Choudwar jail in both the cases.

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